SUMMER CAMP 2018
Talent shows, water balloon fights, arts & crafts, music, dancing, and ice cream! Our Summer Camps have it all! Our camps aim to provide a fun and safe place for orphans to feel valued and loved.
GO TO CHINA
Each summer, we send volunteers like you to become a family to an orphan for a week or more! Volunteers who come to our camps in China make it possible for orphans to come to camp. Because of camp, Chinese orphans and at-risk youth get to leave their orphanages and spend a week with YOU! Come and share with China’s children that they are SPECIAL and deeply LOVED.
Our five day summer camps center around bringing forgotten children out of orphanages to experience a week of fun, love, and attention. This often includes many firsts for the kids—their first time swimming, eating ice cream and hearing “I love you”. Demonstrating God’s love in action is what camp is all about.
Most overseas trips end when you fly home, leaving you with only memories and pictures. However, our desire is for you to continue to have an impact long after you’ve left camp. Through our advocacy program, you can bring awareness to your child’s needs and even help find adoptive families. Our goal is to equip volunteers to defend vulnerable children.
A WEEK AT CAMP
DAY 1: The kids are coming! Today, you become a proud “parent” as you and your 1-2 translators are paired with 1-2 children to form a family group. Spend today getting to know each other before you begin an amazing week of camp!
DAY 2-4: Let the fun begin! Camp is filled with activities for your family group to enjoy together. From arts & crafts to talent shows to dance parties, this is a week for your child to feel completely care free and loved. Not only will you be there for them during the fun times, but you will have the unique opportunity to provide them with emotional care during camp. The most important moments are those when you comfort your child when they’re sad or quietly show them true, unconditional love through your actions for perhaps the first time in their life. These are the moments that Bring Me Hope Camp was created for!
DAY 5: Today is the day that the children go home to the orphanage. It’s a bittersweet celebration of the relationships you’ve created and how far your family group has come in just 5 short days. Everyone’s goodbyes are different. Some are more emotional than others, but one thing is the same for every volunteer. You are left with memories and passion to do something about this orphan crisis. Today becomes more than just “the last day of camp.” Today is just the beginning of your own journey. Because now, you are responsible for making you child(ren)’s voice heard, by advocating for their needs!
WEEK 1: July 9th-13th
WEEK 2: July 16th-20th
WEEK 3: July 23rd- July 27th
WEEK 4: July 30th-Aug 3rd
EARLY REGISTRATION DATES
1 Week: $800
2 Weeks: $1,200
3 Weeks: $1,600
4 Weeks: $1,900
- Early Registration Deadline: May 1st
- Regular Registration Fee: Applicants who register after May 1st will be charged an additional $50
- Application Deadline: June 1st
CHONGQING, CHINA Located in Southwest China, Chongqing is a modern port city on the Yangtze River.
DONGGUAN From historical relics, to natural beauties, to the bustling city. This industrial city has roots traced all the way back to 5,000 years ago and is located near Hong Kong and Guangzhou.
KUNMING, CHINA Positioned at a near-tropical latitude, Kunming is called the City of Eternal Spring for its temperate climate and year-round flower blossoms.
YANTAI, CHINA Sitting along the East coast of China, Yantai is famous for its fishing industry and apple crops.
ZHENGZHOU, CHINA Situated at the heart of Henan province, Zhengzhou is one of the ancient capitals of China.
BECOME AN ORPHAN ADVOCATE
After camp, you can continue to have an impact! Once you’re home you can advocate for the kids’ needs and help them find adoptive families. Bring Me Hope will provide you with the tools and training you need to change their lives forever!
“An amazing experience that doesn’t stop when camp is over. Not only did I get to love orphans for a week, but I was also able to come home and try to find the kids families! It is life changing!”
– Caitlyn Barkalow
“Just finished my first month of volunteering at summer camp and I am moved by what they do. Seeing the joy in the kids’ faces everyday instilled hope in me. Thank you Bring Me Hope for the opportunity to know these orphans by name and to love them! Best summer ever!”
– Christina Lopatin
“Most beautiful children, most beautiful ministry, most beautiful experience that changes you into something more beautiful. What are you waiting for? Go.”
– Rose Cannon
“I have been to Bring Me Hope five times, one was when I was an orphan and the rest I returned to Bring Me Hope Camp as a volunteer. I just love Bring Me Hope Camp, it is a great mission to reach out to the un-reached children who are lost in the darkness and the translators. Being Me Hope is the first one who truly showed me what true love, hugs, kindness, and warm home feels like. For the past thirteen years of my life in the orphanage, I have never knew what it is feels like to have a loving family until I went to Bring Me Hope Camp.”
Download and review the Volunteer Info Packet.
Fill out both Part 1 and Part 2 of the Application.